TIMELINE

2020, Tortona, Italy

We’re waiting for some dozen of thousands BETA TEST version to distribute. KCAPS BETA TESTERS ENROLLING campaign will start soon! (for real, this time, approx: spring 2020).
Keep in touch. You’ll be able to receive a sample of KCAPS for your tests on beer, kombucha, sparkling wines.

2018 & 2019, Alzano Scrivia, Italy

The KCAPS entire tech paradigm get revolutioned. No more springs and pistons. A new valve gets implemented. Industrialization is easier. Future Unit Price falls.

R&D!

Summer 2017, Montegioco, Italy

We wanted to crownfund the KCAP but we never did it. We payed the whole project from our pockets because we never printed the pledges. Hats, t-shirts, glasses. Smart marketers onboard

PS The fireplace was on for scenic reasons. The video is in italian language because we said – “and now we just have to record the english voiceover…”

May 2017, Alzano Scrivia, Italy

Ramaplast SPA is now in charge for the KCAP industrialization and beta test versions. In the picture you can see all (too many) pieces of the KCAP: spring, piston, sleeve, membranes, holed crown cap. It works but the single unit price is too high. It’s not so reliable on temperature as we wish.

R&D never stops.

Nov 2016, Tortona, Italy

Still working on paperworks. Patents, attorneys, PCT.
In the meantime real prototyping experts of the? Pro-Plast Labs in Tortona are in charge to set the project more industrializable and financially sustainable. The industrial assembly procedure was our main issue. Too many pieces.

whole 2016, Tortona, Italy

Very homemade prototypes. The idea is good, we got valves, we got membranes, but. How it’s goin to behave on temperature deltas? Will it oxydate the beer overtime? How about the membranes?

TEST, TEST, TEST

Nov 2015, Montegioco, Italy

KCAP turns from idea to something more real. Davide explains the idea to Marco, and together they ask some friend, to help them creating a prototype. They call an engineer working for an big italian valve industry (il john) and an experienced patent attorney (carluccio). The journey begins.

As you can see KCAP had in its firts version a piston / spring valve system. Complex but robust, strong. The crown cap had 3 holes to deflate pressure, protected by an hydrophobic membrane.